World Première in Cannes for the Grand Soleil 42 Long Cruise
Friday, September 13, 2019 10:20 AM
The Grand Soleil 42 LC is Cantiere del Pardo’s new entry model of the Blue Water line, dedicated to long-range cruising. Comfort, generous spaces and sailing autonomy are the main features of this new 12-meter, designed by Marco Lostuzzi together with Nauta Design and Cantiere del Pardo’s Technical Office. Like her elder sister the Grand Soleil 52 LC, the 42 LC will be available in two versions; standard or sport. The former is equipped with aft benches, and a carbon arch over the cockpit, designed to keep this area free of the mainsheet traveller. The Grand Soleil 42 LC will be unveiled during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019.
Hull and deck
The GS 42 LC’s hull, designed once again by Marco Lostuzzi, guarantees great stability thanks to greater hull volume. The well-proportioned sail plan optimizes the high-performance sailing standards. As with the rest of the Long Cruise range, the Grand Soleil 42 LC is designed to provide greater and more luxurious comfort on board. All the lines run below the deck and are led to the steering position for easier handling and manoeuvring of the boat.
The standard version is characterised by the two aft benches; which provide extra storage spaces. Two winches on each side (electric as an option) are located near the steering position in order to guarantee increased comfort and easier handling when cruising, even with a reduced crew. The in-mast furling system for the mainsail and the self-tacking jib with recessed tracks simplify the control of the boat. Thanks to the carbon arch, the cockpit has more space for relaxing and gives greater support for the bimini top and the sprayhood.
The deck layout has been designed with flush portlights, while the carbon bowsprit is designed to fly both the gennaker and the Code 0, and has an integrated support for the anchor. The deck layout is characterised by a jib furler recessed below deck, and a hydraulic stern platform. The wide side-decks take you from aft to bow with ease, the coach roof area forward of the mast providing a great place to lounge on the sunbeds.
Sport version: deck and sail plan
The sport version does not include the cockpit arch and the aft seats for the helmsman. This layout includes a few differences in the boat equipment and fitting. The mainsail has a fixed point in the cockpit for the sheet and two longitudinal tracks are fitted on deck to accommodate a 106% jib. The taller mast is equipped with rod rigging (replacing the wire rigging as in the standard version) and the backstay is hydraulic.
The interior layout is available with either two or three cabins, to meet the client’s needs. Both versions include two heads with a shower. In the saloon, a three seater sofa is found on the starboard side, while the central seat can be transformed into a chart table. The L-shape galley is equipped with a main fridge and a optional second one, as well as many storage areas.
In the three cabin version it is also possible to choose, for the aft starboard cabin, the Vshaped bed split into two single beds, designed in order to have the guests’ head oriented towards aft. The port aft cabin, maintains the classical layout with the double bed.
Below deck, everything is carefully considered to guarantee the level of comfort you would expect from a Long Cruise yacht. Thanks to the wide flush portlights, the interiors are airy and full of natural light. The attention to detail and the well-studied layout, create the perfect Long-Cruise environment.
Hull lenght: 12.95 mt
Beam max: 4.18 mt
Draft: 2.25 mt (1.80 mt Opt)
Diplacement: 9,500 kg
Fuel tank: 230 lt
Water tank: 340 lt
Engine: 50 HP (60/75 HP)
Interior and exterior design: Nauta Design
Naval architecture: Marco Lostuzzi
Builder: Cantiere del Pardo